Economics What can I do with a degree in…..

What can I do with a degree in…..
The nature of the subject inclines many students to consider banking and finance and to
go on into successful careers in these areas - but the current importance attached to
the subject and the range of skills that it gives you, make it a good choice to study
whether banking and finance is your kind of thing, or whether you would prefer to use
your interests in skills in other career areas. Specifically, employers tell us that they like
economics students because they can:
Demonstrate a particularly high level of numerical skills, having become familiar with working with
complex sets of data
Solve problems, narrowing down data to the key information required and making logical
recommendations on the basis of their findings
Communicate effectively in both writing and speech, presenting findings and explaining complex
data, producing written technical and non-technical documents, defending conclusions
Think creatively when the solution to a problem is not immediately obvious
Use Research skills to track down data
Work in a team
Use IT/computing skills - specialist software to analyse data and present findings
Time management - completing specified tasks to deadlines
Why Come to Warwick?
The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick has been placed at number one in the country
according to the Times and Sunday Times League Tables for 2015, and first amongst Russell Group
universities in terms of overall student satisfaction
What do Warwick Economics graduates do?
91.5% were in jobs or further study within 6 months of graduating.
Examples of job titles include:
Accountant, Assistant Economist, Associate Consultant, Audit Assistant, Business Account Manager, Business
Analyst, Charity Intern, Commercial Relations Officer, Economics Advisor, Finance Intern, Fundraising
Consultant, Government Economist, Graduate Economist, Investment Banking Analyst, Lecturer,
Management Consultant, Market Analyst, Marketing Executive, Market Researcher, Officer Cadet, Project
and Communications Intern, Public Relations Assistant, Research Consultant, Software Developer, Suuply
Chain Graduate, Tax Associate, Teacher, Trainee Investment Banker, Transport Consultant, Web Content
Companies where graduates were working include:
Accenture, Aston Martin, Bain & Co, Bank of America Merill Lynch, Bank of England, Barclays Capital, BNP
Paribas, Bloomberg, Boots, Capgemini Consulting, Centrica, Christian Aid, Citgroup, Citizens’ Advice Bureau,
Civil Service, Coca Cola Enterprises, Credit Suisse, Debenhams, Deloitte, De Vere, Deutsche Bank, Ernst and
Young, Financial Services Authority, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, KPMG, Lazards, McQuarrie Bank,
Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Overseas Development Institute, PWC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Smith and
Williamson, UBS, University of Warwick, War on Want.
Titles of further study included:
Accountancy, Business Analytics and Consulting, Economic History, European Economics, Finance,
Globalisation and Development, International Affairs, International Political Economics, Investment
Management, Logistics, Management, Operational Research, Postgraduate Certificate in Education –
Secondary Mathematics, Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Secondary Business Studies, Postgraduate
Diploma in Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, Public Policy and Administration, Social Statistics,
Theory and History of International Relations, Urban Economic Development.
Graduate Recruiters tell us that what they want from applicants is:
A good degree from a good university
Work Experience
Involvement in extra-curricular activities
The ability to describe and articulate their unique achievements and skills
At Warwick you have the opportunity to access all of the above, and the Department of Student Careers &
Skills is here to help you achieve your goals.
Given that 92% of all Warwick Graduates end up in either employment or further study, and that 70%
of graduate recruiters do not require graduates to have a specific degree, perhaps the most important
question to ask is not “What degree will get me a good graduate job?” but “How can I make the most
of my time at Warwick so that I can get the job I want?
Find out about career paths and employment destinations of recent graduates from the University of